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PLATO
[Works. French. 1700]
Les oeuvres de Platon traduites en françois, avec des remarques. Et la vie de ce philosophe, avec l'exposition des principaux dogmes de sa philosophie. Tome premier (- second).
A Amsterdam aux dépens d'Estienne Roger, marchand libraire, chez qui l'on trouve toute sorte de musique, 1700.
2 vols ; 16.1 cm. (8º)
I: [54], 57--605, [1] p., engr. frontis. port.
II: [2], 5--603, [5] p., engr. frontis. port.

Translation originally published in 1699. The translator's dedication is signed: Dacier. Containing ten dialogues, the work remained the fullest collection of Plato's works in French until the complete edition of Victor Cousin in 1822 and was widely reprinted throughout the eighteenth century. Dacier collaborated with his wife Anne Lefêvre (1654--1720) in most of his work of translating the Greek classics. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author in each volume.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 3s., 4 March 1807. (Spiers Box). With Boone's price and codes in pencil on first free-endpaper. With the armorial bookplate of 'The Honble. Michael Burke' retained on the title-page verso in vol. II (removed from vol. I); another bookplate has been removed from the free-endpaper of vol. I. Some pencil page references on final pastedown and the word Metempsychosis.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments, black morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 3831


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